Ballistic : The best looking iphone ballistics calculator

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

As the author of two books on iPhone software development published by the prestigious IT published O’Reilly you would expect any iPhone / iPod Touch application by Jonathan Zdziarski would be of high quality. He does not disappoint with his ballistics calculator simply named “Ballistic”.

Quite frankly there are to many features to list so I will summarize coolest ones:

– Ballistics Library with over 1500 bullets. No need to go online to find ballistic coefficients.

– Automatic weather conditions. It uses the GPS to find your location and look up weather conditions online.

– If mounted on a rifle it can automatically calculate the angle and adjust measurements accordingly.

– Range log (see screenshot below).


Range Log


Windage Charts


HUD Display (Field Tactical Edition)

Two versions are available. The Standard Edition (iTunes Store link) costs $7.99 and the Field Tactical Edition (iTunes store link) costs $9.99. The Field Tactical features an HUD designed to be use on iPhones that are mounted on the rifle.

More info about the app here.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Sam Mcgee Sam Mcgee on Mar 21, 2012

    For people looking for a ballistic calculator on the Windows Phone, Sierra Infinity is now available. It cost me $5.99 and it has some pretty good features such as settable step ranges, it will use your location to get the Altitude and weather conditions. It can handle Horizontal and Vertical wind components. And best of all it comes with a database with LOTS of bullets from most manufactures.

  • Sam Mcgee Sam Mcgee on Mar 21, 2012

    I found a link to it(Sierra Infinity for WP7) : http://tinyurl.com/SierraIn...

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